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Candy Store (Contemporary Romance Novel) [NOOK Book]

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Readers of EL James, Sylvia Day and Lora Leigh will enjoy this romantic and sexy contemporary story by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre. "Andre delivers a "really sweet treat" with CANDY STORE. (Sensual Romance Reviews)

On the verge of losing her candy store, Callie Moore decides to blot out her troubles with a tall, dark, handsome stranger. Derek McNear isn't about to turn down a cute, curvy woman at his best ...
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Candy Store (Contemporary Romance Novel)

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Overview

Readers of EL James, Sylvia Day and Lora Leigh will enjoy this romantic and sexy contemporary story by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre. "Andre delivers a "really sweet treat" with CANDY STORE. (Sensual Romance Reviews)

On the verge of losing her candy store, Callie Moore decides to blot out her troubles with a tall, dark, handsome stranger. Derek McNear isn't about to turn down a cute, curvy woman at his best friend's wedding reception. But the next day when Callie discovers that Derek is the consultant she has hired to save her store, they find it difficult to concentrate on business...

CANDY STORE is a 25,000 word / 150 page sexy contemporary romance novella.

More bestselling contemporary romances from Bella Andre...

The Sullivan Series
Book 1: The Look of Love
Book 2: From This Moment On
Book 3: Can't Help Falling In Love
Book 4: I Only Have Eyes for You
Book 5: If You Were Mine
Book 6: Let Me Be The One
Book 7: Come A Little Bit Closer
Book 8: Always On My Mind (coming Spring 2013)

The Bad Boys of Football
Book 1: Game For Anything
Book 2: Game For Seduction
Book 3: Game For Love

Hotshot Firefighters
Book 1: Wild Heat
Book 2: Hot As Sin
Book 3: Never Too Hot

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CANDY STORE EXCERPT:
Callie heard a noise in the hall and looked up through the thick, frosted glass of the commercial refrigerator. A tall man in a tux was standing just outside the door.

She tried to push herself back further into the shelves, hoping that her dark pink dress would help her to blend in with the crates of supplies. Maybe if she didn’t move, didn’t make a sound, didn’t even breathe, she could be left in peace with her memory of the taste of his skin and the beating of his heart on her lips.

Callie had spent the past ten minutes rubbing the goose bumps on her arms and trying to convince herself that she had had enough of Derek. But now that he was standing only feet from her—somehow she had known all along that he would find her and now he had—it was all she could do not to fling the door open, pull him inside the cramped space with her, and rip his clothes off.

At the same time, an annoying inner voice of reason was telling Callie there was no point to giving in to her baser needs. One night of mind-blowing sex wasn’t going to help anything. It wasn’t going to save her business.

And it wasn’t going to save her pathetic love life.

Although, she thought with a small upturn of her lips, it was guaranteed to be fun.

The doorknob turned and in the dim light of the refrigerator, Derek’s warm voice wrapped around her.

“I thought I might find you in here.”

Callie was both alarmed and aroused by his presence, by the way he filled up the room with his essence. The crazy mix of feelings made it hard for her to speak. Again.

“I, uh…” she said as he stepped into the refrigerated space with her.

He closed the door behind him with a soft but definite click, never once taking his eyes from her. His voice laced with humor, he said, “There’s no lock, but at least it’s private. We’ll just have to hope no one needs any milk.”

“Actually, I was looking for the milk, for, um, coffee for the reception.” Picking up a carton of milk, she said, “So now that I’ve found it, I…”

Derek took a step towards her and Callie, who felt as if she was the lioness being hunted by a needy lion, dropped the carton of milk on the floor. It broke open and spilled onto her shoes, but she hardly noticed the wet splash of milk.

All she could feel was his heat, as if he was drawing him to her via some sort of sexual infrared.

She could try all day, all week, all year, to tell herself she didn’t want what he was offering her. But it would never stop being a lie. Because she did need it. Because she did need him.

Desperately.

He pinned her against the shelves with one arm on either side of her. “You weren’t looking for milk,” he said, his voice husky, a breath away from her lips. “You were looking for this.”

And then he kissed her.
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Editorial Reviews

Joyfully Reviewed
“Candy Store is a fun, hot, quick read that I enjoyed very much. Bella Andre certainly did a good job on this one!”
Sensual Reads
"You are in for a really sweet treat when you pick up Candy Store by Bella Andre. Derek and Callie burn up the pages, the chemistry is so explosive between them. I cheered them on as they began a journey toward the “happily ever after” neither expected to find, though it will take coming to terms with their fears before that is achieved. The love scenes are off the charts and appropriate to the story, the cast well developed, and the internal struggles are poignant."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452451916
  • Publisher: Bella Andre
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 25,123
  • File size: 527 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre has always been a writer. Songs came first, and then non-fiction books, but as soon as she started writing her first romance novel, she knew she'd found her perfect career. Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publisher's Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they'll love forever, many of her 20+ titles have appeared on the Barnes & Noble Top 10 bestseller list, including LET ME BE THE ONE (Sullivans #6), I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU (Sullivans #5), IF YOU WERE MINE (Sullivans #4), CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (Sullivans #3), FROM THIS MOMENT ON (Sullivans #2), THE LOOK OF LOVE (Sullivans #1), GAME FOR LOVE (Bad Boys of Football #3), ECSTASY, CANDY STORE and LOVE ME (Take Me series #2).

Her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine Red Hot Reads twice (GAME FOR ANYTHING and WILD HEAT) and have been translated into German, Thai, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Ukrainian. NEVER TOO HOT won the Award of Excellence in 2011. The Washington Post called her “One of the top digital writers in America" and she has been featured by NPR, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, knitting, or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Bella:

Visit Bella’s website at www.BellaAndre.com
Follow Bella on twitter at www.twitter.com/bellaandre
Join Bella on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bellaandrefans
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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent

    i enjoyed reading this book. It's the perfect read for the hot summer holidays.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

    To Do List:

    1. pick up free truffle of the month at Godiva
    2. snuggle up with "Candy Store" on my Nook
    3. find a willing man
    4. start over

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    exciting and enjoyable

    This was the 1st book that I have read by bella andre I can't wait to read more. I loved that it had a love story and a bit of humor in it. It was a real page turner I could not put it down.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    Great quick read!

    This little love story was a great one day read. I am looking forward to reading more from Bella Andre.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    Sweet Read

    Easy to read story with sexy characters and a decent story. I have read other books by Bella Andre but this was sweet and easy.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    An awesome book for extravagent love

    love this book. Reading this book it was better than any book i have read about love . bella andre is now my fav author

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

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    sweet love

    I thought it was a very sweet loving book. It was a quick read but it was great for a lazy day. I like on the story unfolded and the sweet way it ended.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2010

    Very Exciting

    What a sweet, hot, spicy romantic book. This was my first time reading Bella Andre books I will be reading more of her books soon. I recommend anything written by Bella Andre.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2010

    Very enjoyable story

    I thought this story was sexy and fun to read. A hot book but sweet too.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

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    Sweet treat

    I have been reading Bella Andre's books ever since wild heat was released! Candy store was a real sweet treat. so hard to put down. One of the best.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

    Quick and Easy Love Story with some Erotica

    I found this book quick and easy to read. It was mixed with a bit of humor, love and erotica.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

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    Amazing!!!

    What a sweet romantic read (Pun intended). I am a huge fan of Bella Andre and I haven't been disappointed yet. If your looking for a fun and spicy book I recommend anything written by Bella Andre. Happy reading.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Started okay then....

    I have read several of Bella's books and enjoyed them for the most part. However, of the ones I have read, this was the worse. The story started ok then all of sudden it was rushed, the characters were all over the place and I found myself asking what the hell? It just didnt seem logical how certain things happened or why for that matter and by the end it made me wonder if Bella had something else to do so she quickly rushed and ended the story. Disappointing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    Loved it!

    very good

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2011

    Hot, Hot, & Hot!

    This is truly another of Bella Andre's hot writes! Certainly one for those who like them hot like I do! So far, I am only reading Bella Andrea's books becuase I cant get enough of the steam!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    Really liked it

    Cute story. Loved the characters. I would recommend it..

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    Very Relaxing and enjoyable.

    Simple story with a easy plot to follow. Enjoyed the manner in which the leading characters built their relationship from an explosive beginning.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    Sweet love story...

    I really liked this story just like I enjoy the rest of Bella Andre's books. Keep up the good work!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

    Good read for the price

    This is the 1st book that I have read by Bella Andre and won't be the last. Depending on the age of the reader, I would recommend this book (not to my mother or grandmother).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    HOTTTTTT

    I love Bella Andre books their all HOT Sexy Sizzling

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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